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L'Arc~en~Ciel
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L'Arc-en-Ciel performing at Madison Square Garden on March 25, 2012.
Background information
Also known as P'unk~en~Ciel, The Zombies, D'ark~en~Ciel
Origin Osaka, Japan
Genres
Years active 1991–present
Labels
  • Night Gallery
  • Danger Crue
  • Ki/oon
  • Tofu (US)
  • Gan-Shin (EU)
Associated acts
  • Vamps
  • Acid Android
  • Creature Creature
  • Zigzo
Members hyde
ken
tetsuya
yukihiro
Past members hiro
pero
sakura

L'Arc-en-Ciel (French, 'The Rainbow', stylized as L'Arc~en~Ciel) is a Japanese rock band, founded in Osaka in 1991. With a reported 40 million records sold, they were the first Japanese act to headline at Madison Square Garden. In 2003, they were ranked 58 on a list of the top 100 Japanese pop musicians by HMV Japan. While they first got their start as a visual kei band, they have not had any association with the movement since their major label debut in 1994.

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